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Monthly Archives: August 2012

CSA Changes Aim to Reduce Serious Trucking Accidents

Aug 31, 2012 by , Truck Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is the agency that creates regulations that affect the trucking industry. When the amount of fatalities caused by significant trucking accidents started to remain stagnant, the agency developed a new plan called CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) that was designed to reduce the number of deaths caused in these crashes. Over time, the agency has made several changes to the program in an effort to fine tune some of the rules and regulations in place. Officials want to remain vigilant in addressing any new trouble spots […]

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Agency Grants Funding for Study of Electronic Log Books

Aug 24, 2012 by , Truck Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is the agency in charge of creating new regulations for trucking companies and their drivers. The agency has long been concerned with the further reduction of deaths caused by trucking accidents, and every trucking accident that occurs throughout the country is extensively studied in an effort to understand what caused the crash. One of the factors often examined concerns the condition of the truck driver. Drug and alcohol tests may be performed to see if the driver was under the influence. Accident reconstruction experts […]

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New North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law Hides Data

With the economy struggling to rebound, every paycheck matters. Workers are reluctant to miss any time from work, because time away means less money. With workers pushed to do more because of smaller workforces, employees may pressure from their employers to be present, even when not well. When an employee is injured on the job, they trust that their employers will take care of them. Many will be eligible to file for workers’ compensation, allowing them to receive some income while they are recovering from their injuries. However, this might […]

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Companies Performing More Thorough Drug Testing for Truck Drivers

Aug 10, 2012 by , Truck Accidents

The trucking industry is one occupation that has a backlog of open positions to fill, and not enough applicants to fill all of the available positions. Experienced drivers will generally have their choice of where they want to work. With new rules being placed on truck drivers and trucking companies by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are more consequences for employers that hire a driver that is a safety risk. Repeated trucking accidents by drivers could force a fleet to be ordered off of the road while […]

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Study Shows Teen Continue to Text and Drive Despite Ban

Aug 2, 2012 by , Car Accidents

Despite a ban on teen drivers from using cellphones while behind the wheel, a new study finds that teens are texting while driving more than ever. In North Carolina, it is against the law for drivers under the age of 18 to use a hand-held cellphone while driving, including for talking or sending and receiving text messages – with exceptions in emergency situations or to talk with parents or guardians. Teens caught violating this law will be fined $25. Published in the periodical Accident Analysis and Prevention, the study by […]

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